«Currently, India ranks second in the global diabetes epidemic which makes it necessary for providing instant diagnosis and treatment. It is not practical to use wearable devices for measuring health parameters due to their inefficiency. Hence, engineers from San Diego have developed a standalone wearable device with a display that enables the sensor to work autonomously without any wired or wireless connection to external devices. The measurements of glucose, lactate, sodium, or pH of your sweat are displayed directly.»

“We are trying to address the issue of practicality in wearable technologies,” said co-first author Lu Yin, a nanoengineering postdoctoral researcher at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. “We have seen so many inventions of wearable sensors with great novelty but with limited practicality.”

Article written by Supriya Mangalpalli



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